‘Candyman’ Upended at PVOD #1 by Reduced Price ‘F9’ and New Release ‘Escape Room 2’

As theaters await “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (Paramount) and “No Time to Die” (United Artists) over the next two weeks, home viewing options are similarly on the rise.

Free Guy” (Disney), honoring a 45-day window, debuts on Premium VOD September 28.

Friday sees two theatrical openers: “Addams Family 2” (United Artists) and “The Many Saints of Newark” (Warner Bros.), also available at home.That left a more routine week on the charts we follow, although some recent releases got attention as they made their first appearances.

But price reductions, led by “F9” (Universal), were also important.The latest entry in the “Fast” series, which opened in domestic theaters in early June, and then at $19.99 on PVOD in late July, just had its price cut to $5.99 (consistent with the timing of past Universal moves).

The just-released director’s cut remains at the higher price.

The result is a return to #1 at

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